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Beachcomber Pub & Grill

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4 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1355 Bay St.
Florence, Oregon, 97439
United States

(541) 997-6357 | map

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-16-2008

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Photo of WertMaker
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Since 2010, the bottle shop has closed. Don't despair, there are two large coolers at the entrance with some Stone, Green Flash, Laganita's, Dogfish Head, Russian River, Oakshire, Ninkasi, New Belgium and other notables in 22's and 12's. The drought beer list is great, with 20 taps and offerings from Boneyard Brewing, Deschutes, New Belgium, Stone, Firestone Walker, and some local Oregon brew from Calapooia Brewing, to name a few.

The food ranges from typical bar fare to a great sirloin steak and baked potato dinner, fish and chips and without doubt the best burger in town.

The help is friendly, food is good, and they have the best beer selection on tap of anyone in town.

**Revised Rating - Improvements to this establishment have been amazing over the past couple of years and it has become brighter and much more inviting. A new electronic beer board makes selecting a brew much easier. This establishment is a must visit if you are traveling along the Oregon Coast.

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Happened to be in Florence the other day, and after reading the reviews on beerfly, thought I'd give it a whirl.

This place is pretty much just a beer bar these days, though they do have a couple of cold boxes for either on premise or off premise bottle beer consumption (though it looked to be largely macro swill). You can also buy some tavern clothing paraphernalia, but it's just your typical tee-shirts, hoodies and the like. Otherwise...

Beachcombers is located right on the main drag on bay street near the water, smack dab among all the other gift shops, boutique clothing stores and cafes. It's actually a rather welcome oasis I thought, with its low key, almost divish vibe and feel. There are pictures, posters and just stuff plastered everywhere, along with a good 7 or 8 TV's in the moderate size bar area and adjoining, smallish dining room next door. The bar is decent size, with around 15 or 16 seats I think. There are also a fair number of tables and chairs in the bar area and dining room, and on this particular day (Saturday afternoon in August), the place was doing a lively business. Beachcombers boasts 20 tap handles, which in fact is exactly what they have. However, those handles include a cider and three types of macro swill, which leaves the other 16 for craft and imports. In that regard the selection wasn't bad, running the gamut from SNPA, NB ranger IPA and black butte porter, to Stone Ruination, Ninkasi tricerahops and Lindeman's framboise. Service was pretty good. The ladies running the show seemed at least somewhat knowledgable about what they had on tap, and considering the sizeable crowd, service was pretty quick and efficient. Also, when the keg of framboise blew while our bartender was pouring my friend a glass, she indicated that glass would be complimentary (even though it was still a pretty generous pour I thought).

Considering that we were in the spendy, somewhat pretentious waterfront area of town, I thought prices here were laughably reasonable. Except for the framboise, everything else is served in an imperial pint glass, with my pint of tricerahops costing me a whopping $4.50. Did not try the food, though the place does have a good size menu with some interesting seafood items along with your more typical pub grub.

All things considered, I was pretty impressed by my visit to Beachcombers, and would undoubtably stop by again the next time I'm in Florence and in the mood for a beer. This place is not bad at all.

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Photo of mistaya
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Bottleshop has closed, but there is a cooler with a good selection of bottles and cans.
The quality of the draught selections in the Bar/Restaurant has gone up. They had the Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout (Silver at the GABF), and a few weeks ago had the Rogue John John and Widmer Black IPA, W'10 (Gold at the GABF).
Also as has been noted they frequently have the local Florence Wakonda beers. The food is very good, though they don't allow kids except at the tables outside, unfortunately.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

The Beachcomber Bottle Shop shares floor space with the Beachcomber Tavern. The tavern mostly sells BMC but has several taps devoted to local Wakonda Brewing and a few of the usual NW tap handles such as Mirror Pond. The bottle shop can be entered as a separate business from the street, or you can walk in off the dining area in the tavern. Inside is a fair selection of NW micros including multiple offerings from Ninkasi, Siletz, Caldera, Rogue and nationals like DFH and Stone. They also sell beer related T-shirts and a few dozen boutique wines, meads, and berry wines.

Overall selection is quite modest and you won't find many Euro imports here. I only noticed a few German weizens and don't recall seeing anything from Belgium. But if you're in Florence and looking for a few cans of Caldera for that beach party, you'll definitely want to stop in.

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